THOUSANDS of free circumcisions will be performed by non-profit HIV and Aids organisation Right to Care in the next year
The group said it would perform 125,000 male circumcisions over the next 18 months to help the Departmentof Health curb the spread of HIV.
"Men can protect themselves and their partners to reduce the risk of HIV infection and cervical cancer," Right to Care said.
The initiative will be supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAid) and will receive funding from the US President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief. The new Right to Care agreement builds on USAid investments in 15 high-quality, high-volume circumcision sites servicing Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
"Right to Care will also establish a new site in KwaZulu-Natal and expand satellite sites in informal settlements and urban areas in Gauteng." The body will also work with three NGOs: Anova Health, the Centre for HIV/Aids Prevention Studies, and Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health.